For the duration of the month of May, Monday Morning Art will present two pieces of art by your PopCulteer each week, based on his recent trip to Chicago.

This week we present two digital paintings based on photos that were taken in separate parts of Chicago, but which share a bit of their curvy composition.

Above you see a shot of the Chicago skyline colliding with its distorted reflection in the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millenium Park. Below you see a randow photo, shot out of a moving taxi, of part of a BP gas station, that had a cool round design to its canopy. Some might think that this is a brilliant juxtaposition of two similar images, placed together to make a statement about the universal themes that run through humanity’s artificial structures. Others probably recognize dumb luck when they see it.

As always, click the images to see bigger versions.